Kawana Gaylor is the Transitional Specialist for the Shore House. Kawana has been with the organization since July 2019. Kawana has worked at Aspen Pointe and Springs Rescue Mission with adults experiencing mental illness, and substance use, individuals within the judicial system, and homelessness. She studied Psychology at Ashford University and obtained her CAC in 2016. If you would like to contact Kawana, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Sarah Stacy is the Family Services Transitional Specialist for Ithaka and has been with the organization since May 2018. After several careers in the public sector, Sarah chose to apply her talents and skills to participate in the solution for homelessness in Colorado Springs. It is the mission of Ithaka that connects her to her work here – believing that everyone deserves a home and working to see the most vulnerable in our community housed. She developed homeless services based on the idea that the broad solution to homelessness is relationship and connection at Springs Rescue Mission, has spoken at national conferences helping other cities to develop relation-based services and is now applying that knowledge and model to housing services at Ithaka. Sarah’s next goal is to be chosen to give a TEDx talk sharing ways to turn relationships into the confidence required to recover from chronic homelessness. If you would like to contact Sarah, you can email her at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.
Anjuli Kapoor has served Ithaka's residents as ED since October of 2017. With two Masters Degrees and a certificate as a certified mediator, Anjuli spent the first ten years of her professional life in higher education before moving into the private nonprofit sector. After three years with Fostering Hope Foundation working with youth in foster care and corrections, she moved onto Director-level positions. Anjuli's personal struggles with mental illness and childhood trauma help to inform her approach to care and leadership for our organization. She cultivates a unique staff of culture built on relationships, with kindness, compassion, and integrity leading the way. In her short tenure, Anjuli has overseen the creation and implementation of Ithaka's two programs, expanded full-time staff from two to eight, increased Ithaka's revenue through outside foundation support, and built new partnerships to help combat homelessness in our community. If you would like to contact Anjui, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Ana Mai Luckett
Ana Mai Luckett is a Transitional Specialist at Ithaka and joined the team in July 2020. She is a Colorado Springs semi-native, having moved here at age five. She attended College in Lancaster, PA and focused her studies on Spanish, Women's Studies, and History. Through personal struggles with trauma and mental health, Ana Mai has come out stronger and more compassionate. Her passion is serving the community that raised her, and helping each human she works with tap into their innate magnificence. Ana Mai previously worked at TESSA in both its temporary emergency shelter and children's programs. Ana Mai se crió hablando español en casa con su padre, y hoy le encanta ayudar a sus clientes hispanohablantes en su idioma.If you would like to contact Ana Mai you can email her at email@example.com or call 719-578-1629.
Josh Murphy is our Community Coordinator, with Ithaka since May 2021. Josh moved to Colorado in 2014 and has lived on 3 continents in 6 different countries over the course of his life, including Costa Rica, Curacao, Venezuela, Haiti, and Okinawa. Throughout his career, Josh has dedicated himself to helping others and exceeding expectations in doing so. Prior to joining Ithaka, he spent time in non-profit management, sports administration, insurance sales, and software development. Helping families and individuals in overcoming the challenges of affordable housing here in Colorado Springs is something that Josh is very excited to pursue. He and his wife recently adopted a young son through the foster care system and are enjoying the challenges of parenthood in addition to those caring for their 5 year old dog. When he gets a chance, Josh enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, meeting new people, visiting the zoo, and playing ultimate frisbee. If you would like to contact Josh, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Jonathan Royal is our Program Manager, with the organization since January 2021. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Jonathan earned an undergraduate degree in communication and master’s degree in theology from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. He has worked his whole career in the non-profit sector, developing holistic programs and community partnerships to alleviate the effects of poverty. Prior to coming to Ithaka, Jonathan worked at El Pomar Foundation as a Fellow and then as the Assistant Grants Manager. Jonathan is passionate about building trust and supporting under-resourced communities in Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, being in the mountains and spending time with his family. If you would like to contact Jonathan, you can email him at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.